UK: Government departments ordered to stop installing cameras made by Chinese firms in ‘sensitive sites’

Government departments have been told to stop installing cameras made by Chinese firms in “sensitive sites”. They have also been urged to disconnect Chinese-made devices from core computer networks and to consider removing them altogether, amid security concerns. The Government Read More …

San Francisco cops can use private cameras to live-monitor ‘significant events’

San Francisco police are now set to use non-city-owned video cameras for real-time surveillance under a rule approved by the Board of Supervisors. The controversial policy allows the US West Coast city’s cops to use privately owned surveillance cameras and Read More …

CVE-2021-28372: How a Vulnerability in Third-Party Technology Is Leaving Many IP Cameras and Surveillance Systems Vulnerable

A large number of IP cameras and surveillance systems used in enterprise networks were recently discovered to be vulnerable to remote code execution and information leakage due to CVE-2021-28372, a vulnerability in the built-in ThroughTek Kalay P2P software development kit Read More …

‘Several combinations of social engineering’ used during cyberattack on camera maker Axis

Camera maker Axis released more details about a cyberattack that started on the night of Saturday, February 19. In its initial messages on its website, the Swedish camera giant said it got alerts from its cybersecurity and intrusion detection system Read More …

Mandiant Discloses Critical Vulnerability Affecting Millions of IoT Devices

Today, Mandiant disclosed a critical risk vulnerability in coordination with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) that affects millions of IoT devices that use the ThroughTek “Kalay” network. This vulnerability, discovered by researchers on Mandiant’s Red Team in late Read More …

Hackers access surveillance cameras at Tesla, Cloudflare, banks, more

Hackers gained access to live surveillance cameras installed at Tesla, Equinox, healthcare clinics, jails, and banks, including the Bank of Utah. In addition to images captured from the cameras, the hacker also shared screenshots of their ability to gain root Read More …

Over nine million cameras and DVRs open to APTs, botnet herders, and voyeurs

Millions of security cameras, DVRs, and NVRs contain vulnerabilities that can allow a remote attacker to take over devices with little effort, security researchers have revealed today. All vulnerable devices have been manufactured by Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co., Ltd.(Xiongmai hereinafter), a Read More …